I bought a Compaq Presario 8000Z Model:8QSXE1 a little less than a year ago. I know. I can't for the life of me tell what my mobo specs are(i.e. KT266 etc.).
AMD Athlon XP 1500+
512mb Crucial PC2100 DDR(PC2100 means it can't be KT133, that I know)
40gb Maxtor 7200
GeForce 2 MX 400 64mb
I also dl'd BIOS agent to check my mobo specs and here's what it found:
BIOS date: 09/21/01(which I upgraded yesterday to 03/28/02)
BIOS Type: unknown (probably cuz it's a sh**ty Compaq)
BIOS ID : unknown (same as above)
Chipset : AMD 700E rev 20(I couldn't find any info on this)
Superio : VIA 686 rev 64 found at port 14h (heh?)
I don't really know what to make of this. Oh, I know my FSB is 133mhz. I really want to know so I know if I can upgrade to PC2700 or if I need to upgrade my MOBO which I know almost nothing about. I tried looking at the actual mobo itself but I was confused. Still new to the do-it-yourself method. But I'm getting better at it. Slowly.
One other question I had which I probably should ask in another forum(memory)...Would it be smarter to upgrade to 2 sticks of 512mb PC2100, a total of 1024mb(as opposed to 2-256mb sticks, what I have now)or upgrade to PC2700? Would PC2700 give me that much more of a boost? I'd probably have to upgrade my mobo in order to do this though.
Thanks for the reply Oracle. I have 3dMark2001SE build 330. I just checked my system info and my mobo model is 07BCh. Now I remember. I've actually looked up this info on 3dMark and did a search for 07BCh motherboard. I didn't get jack in the results.
Is anybody familiar with this motherboard and could tell me the actual specs? I know it's got a 133mhz fsb, 5 pci slots, 2 memory slots with up to 1024mb max memory, and uses PC2100(PC2700 maybe as well?).